The Smashing Pumpkins

  1. Exclusive: Did Smashing Pumpkins Break Up Power Managers Jeff Kwatinetz and Peter Katsis?

    January 16, 2015 11:00 AM EST Billy Corgan has weathered many break-ups, from parting ways with former bandmembers and managers to firing PR firm MSO, which he did in November after nearly 10 years of service. But his current incarnation of The Smashing Pumpkins is allegedly ...

  2. Billy Corgan Sues Distributor for Back Royalties

    May 29, 2014 4:13 AM EDT Billy Corgan is suing a Los Angeles-based distributor, alleging he was not properly paid for revenues from his music. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman says he signed a deal effective Jan. 1 ...

  3. Smashing Pumpkins Sign with BMG Chrysalis for Artist Services

    April 14, 2014 8:40 PM EDT Billy Corgan’s rotating group of musicians have signed a worldwide exclusive Artist Services Deal with BMG Chrysalis U.S. to release the band’s next two albums, "Monuments to an Elegy" and "Day for Night", in 2015. The first si ...

  4. Dennis Flemion of the Frogs Missing, Presumed Dead

    July 10, 2012 3:15 PM EDT Dennis Flemion, half of cult lo-fi duo the Frogs, has been missing since Saturday (July 7) when he went for a swim and failed to resurface during a family and friends boating trip in Racine County, Wis. The NBC affiliate in Milwaukee, WTMJ, report ...

  5. Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Now Aiming For 390-410k Debut Week

    June 22, 2012 9:47 PM EDT Justin Bieber's new "Believe" album is still on course for the largest debut sales week of the year, as industry sources say the set will move between 390,000 and 410,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, June 24. "Believe&q ...

  6. Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney Headed for Top Two on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 20, 2012 7:06 PM EDT Justin Bieber's just-released Believe album has all but locked-up a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest the album will sell in the range of 410,000 to 440,000 by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, J ...

  7. Album Reviews: The Smashing Pumpkins, The dB's, Metric, Brian Culbertson

    June 20, 2012 1:10 PM EDT ROCK The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania Producers: Billy Corgan, Bjorn Thorsrud Martha's Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution Release Date: June 19 When Billy Corgan sings he's "wasted along the way to reach you," one can& ...

  8. Smashing Pumpkins Sign With EMI To Distribute New Album 'Oceania'

    March 27, 2012 11:43 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins have found a distribution partner for their upcoming album Oceania , signing a worldwide deal with EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution that only excludes Canada, Brazil and Australia. Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, who ...

  9. EMI Music Japan Expanding Despite Impending Sale, Announces EMI Rocks Will Be Annual Event

    March 21, 2012 4:30 PM EDT From left: Ryo Takagi Producer of EMI Rocks; EMI Japan President & CEO San-e Ichii; EMI Group CEO Roger Faxon backstage at EMI Rocks 2012 at the Saitama Super Arena outside of Tokyo. (Photo: Rob Schwartz) Despite its unclear situation due to t ...

  10. Billy Corgan Talks -- and Talks -- About 'The Source' Film, Ya Ho Wha 13 and How a Drum Circle Changed His Thinking

    March 19, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Captured within Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos's documentary "The Source" is the story of a rock band that worked in a way that no rock band had before -- pure improvisation with no commercial intent, hitting the recording studio w ...

  11. Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan Goes Off at SXSWi Chat

    March 12, 2012 6:56 PM EDT AUSTIN -- If anyone expected Billy Corgan to hold himself back during a one-on-one conversation with author Brian Solis during their talk at SXSW today - which was titled "The End of Business As Usual" after Solis's recent book -- w ...

  12. Steven Propas, Canadian Music Industry Veteran, Dead at 63

    August 04, 2011 2:50 PM EDT The music industry is mourning the loss of colorful character and ace negotiator Steven Propas, who died suddenly of heart failure on August 2 at Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital. He was 63. By all accounts, Propas, who operated Propas Internati ...

  13. Jay-Z, Smashing Pumpkins To Play Summer Sonic Fest

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z, the Smashing Pumpkins and the Offspring are among the acts confirmed for Japan's 2010 Summer Sonic Festival. The festival, staged in Tokyo and Osaka on Aug. 7 to 8, will also feature the Pixies, Dream Theater, Nickelback, a-ha, Sum 41, ...

  14. Smashing Pumpkins, Virgin Settle Lawsuits

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST An attorney says The Smashing Pumpkins have settled a pair of lawsuits filed against Virgin Records over use of the band's music. Attorney Josh Glotzer represents band members James Iha and D'arcy Wretzky-Brown and says a confidential se ...

  15. Smashing Pumpkins Drummer Chamberlin Exits Band

    March 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, one of the band's original members, "has left the group" according to a terse statement released Friday (March 20) on the band's Web site. The statement said, "The SMASHING PUMPK ...

  16. Radio, Artists Urged To Negotiate On Royalties

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Smashing Pumpkins lead vocalist Billy Corgan was on Capitol Hill on Tuesday (March 10) to support pending legislation that could force new fees on broadcasters. Corgan's appearance, which advocated "fairness" for providing intellect ...

  17. Smashing Pumpkins To Debut Song During Super Bowl

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Smashing Pumpkins will unveil a new song, "FOL", in an commercial for Hyundai during the Super Bowl. This is the second famed musician Hyundai has enlisted for Sunday's big game. The first is Yo Yo Ma. "The combination of H ...

  18. Smashing Pumpkins Ready 20th Anniversary Tour

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Smashing Pumpkins will celebrate their 20th anniversary with a fall tour featuring unique set lists. The trek begins Nov. 1 in Cleveland and wraps Dec. 2-3 in Los Angeles. During multiple-night engagements, for which special ticke ...

  19. Lineup Set For 2008 Bridge School Benefit

    September 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The lineup has been unveiled for the 2008 Bridge School Benefit concert, to be held Oct. 25-26 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. School co-founder Neil Young anchors a bill that also features Wilco, Jack Johnson, Cat Power and Dea ...

  20. Smashing Pumpkins Ready 'Guitar Hero' Track

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins will release the new single "G.L.O.W." via the upcoming "Guitar Hero: World Tour" videogame. The song will be part of a downloadable song pack, available at some point after the game's release. The pa ...

  21. Ex-Pumpkins Members Sue For Digital Royalties

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Two former members of the Smashing Pumpkins sued Virgin Records yesterday (July 24), saying the label shut them out of profits after signing a deal with the rock band's frontman, Billy Corgan. In their lawsuit filed in Los Angeles, James Iha ...

  22. Smashing Pumpkins Unveil August, November Dates

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Smashing Pumpkins will play a host of shows in the coming months in celebration of their 20th anniversary. According to the group's Web site, the Pumpkins will visit "mostly smaller-sized venues" during an August ru ...

  23. NBA Kicks Off Playoffs With Dayton, Faris Spots

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The National Basketball Association (NBA) is ramping up its playoff season marketing efforts with a new television ad campaign, "There Can Only Be One," directed by acclaimed music video directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The c ...

  24. 6 Questions: Billy Corgan

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hell hath no fury like Billy Corgan scorned. In an exclusive interview, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman lashed out at Virgin Records in the wake of a lawsuit the band filed against the label for improperly using its likeness in a promotion with Ama ...

  25. Exclusive: Corgan Speaks Out On Pumpkins Suit

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has spoken exclusively to Billboard about the lawsuit the band filed this week against Virgin Records for using the Pumpkins in a promotional campaign with Amazon.com and Pepsi. "I'm sure they indi ...

  26. Smashing Pumpkins Sue Virgin Records

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins are suing Virgin Records, saying the record label has illegally used their name and music in promotional deals that hurt the band's credibility with fans. In a breach-of-contract lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Cou ...

  27. Pumpkins Go Acoustic For New iTunes EP

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST In between heavy touring schedules, the Smashing Pumpkins have found time to create a four-song acoustic EP, "American Gothic," to be released Jan. 2 exclusively via iTunes in the U.S. The set includes the tracks "The Rose March,&qu ...

  28. Smashing Pumpkins Postpones Dates

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins has been forced to reschedule five U.S. concert dates after drummer Jimmy Chamberlin was hospitalized for chest discomfort. Chamberlin was admitted to an Atlanta hospital Tuesday after experiencing chest pains. An angiogram l ...

  29. Kanye, Pumpkins To Headline Bang! Music Festival

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West and Smashing Pumpkins will headline the 2007 Bang! Music Festival, to be held Nov. 10-11 at Miami's Bayfront Park Amphitheatre. Tickets go on sale Saturday (Sept. 1). Thirty acts are expected to perform at the Haddad Productions-st ...

  30. Smashing Pumpkins Reveal Fall Tour Plans

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As the July 10 release of their comeback album approaches, the reconstituted Smashing Pumpkins have revealed their fall tour itinerary. The outing begins Sept. 8 at Montreal's Osheaga Festival and will run through Nov. 5 in Nashville. The gro ...

  31. Pumpkins Line Up Residency Gigs

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins will set up camp in Asheville, N.C., and San Francisco for multiple-night stands this summer, during which they will draw from a different set list each night. The Billy Corgan-led group will visit the Orange Peel in Ashevill ...

  32. Pumpkins To Play First Shows In Six-Plus Years

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Smashing Pumpkins will play their first show in six-and-a-half years May 22 at the Grand Rex Theatre in Paris. European festival appearances will follow through mid-June; the group's first U.S. show will be Aug. 5 in Baltimore as ...

  33. U.K.'s Reading, Leeds Fest Acts Unveiled

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rising British rock act Razorlight and veteran American alternative rock acts Red Hot Chili Peppers and Smashing Pumpkins will headline Britain's annual Reading and Leeds this summer, organizers confirmed tonight. An eclectic array of bands, ...

  34. Smashing Pumpkins, Killers Anchoring Virgin Festival

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins have confirmed their first North American appearance of 2007 at Toronto's Virgin Festival, set for Sept. 8-9 on Toronto Island. The band will headline the second evening while Bjork will headline the first night. Other a ...

  35. Smashing Pumpkins Name New Album, Add Dates

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Smashing Pumpkins have christened their reunion album "Zeitgeist" and announced an unusual release date of July 7, a Saturday, for the project, which willl be issued by Reprise. The news was broken this morning to fans that had been ...

  36. Smashing Pumpkins Cross Halfway Point With New Record

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Smashing Pumpkins are more than halfway home on their first album since 2000, according to posts from drummer Jimmy Chamberlin on the group's MySpace.com site. "We have been working day and night in the studio and I am happy to say t ...

  37. Pumpkins Summon 'Symphony' In Studio

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Band more than halfway home on new album. The Smashing Pumpkins are more than halfway home on their first album since 2000, according to posts from drummer Jimmy Chamberlin on the group's MySpace.com site. "We have been working day and n ...

  38. Reunited Smashing Pumpkins Hit The Studio

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT According to a short post on its Web site, the reunited Smashing Pumpkins are recording their first album in seven years with producer Roy Thomas Baker, who is best known for his work with Queen but r According to a short post on its Web site, the ...

  39. Pumpkins Reunion Is On, New Album In Works

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Confirming news first reported here in February, veteran modern rock act Smashing Pumpkins is writing material for its first new studio album since 2000. In a message on its Web site, the Billy Corgan Confirming news first reported here in Februar ...

  40. Lollapalooza Confirmed As 3-Day Fest

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artists expected to be confirmed next month. As initially speculated last month, Lollapalooza will return to Chicago's Grant Park as a three-day event in 2006. Organizers Capitol Sports & Entertainment confirmed that the one-time touring ...

  41. Corgan, Chamberlin Revive Smashing Pumpkins

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Iha, Wretzky not involved at this time. Iha, Wretzky not involved at this time. News ...

  42. Corgan, Chamberlin Revive Smashing Pumpkins

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST In the clearest sign yet that Billy Corgan is moving ahead with his plan to revive seminal alternative rock act Smashing Pumpkins, sources say the group has signed a new management deal with Jared Pau In the clearest sign yet that Billy Corgan is ...

  43. Tool Joins Depeche Mode As Coachella Headliner

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fest to be held April 29-30. Tool will join Depeche Mode as the headliners for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which will be held April 29-30 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Tool performed at the first Coachella in 1999 ...

  44. Smashing Pumpkins To Reunite?

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chicago newspaper ad reveals Corgan's wish. Chicago newspaper ad reveals Corgan's wish. News ...

  45. Smashing Pumpkins To Reunite?

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan's solo debut, "TheFutureEmbrace," hits stores today (June 21). But fans in his hometown of Chicago were greeted with a full-page ad in this morning's Chicago Trib Smashing Pumpkins leader B ...

  46. Billy Corgan Unveils Solo Tour Plans

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New release via Warner arrives June 21. Billy Corgan will begin a solo tour in June in Lisbon in support of his solo debut, "TheFutureEmbrace," which arrives June 21 via Warner Bros. The former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader will be backe ...

  47. Billy Corgan Unveils Solo Tour Plans

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New release via Warner arrives June 21. Billy Corgan will begin a solo tour in June in Lisbon in support of his solo debut, "TheFutureEmbrace," which arrives June 21 via Warner Bros. The former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader will be backe ...

  48. Auf Der Maur Sets Fall Tour

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Auf Der Maur will co-headline a fall tour with the Von Bondies, beginning Sept. 16 at the Intersection in Grand Rapids, Mich. Auf Der Maur will co-headline a fall tour with the Von Bondies, beginning Sept. 16 at the Intersection in Grand Rapids, M ...

  49. Auf der Maur

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hole, Smashing Pumpkins veteran Melissa Auf der Maur takes center stage with her solo debut. Hole, Smashing Pumpkins veteran Melissa Auf der Maur takes center stage with her solo debut. News Melissa Auf der Maur ...